Taddington Valley

Taddington Valley public open space covers an area of 33 acres. The valley is part of the once larger Taddington Wood which has since been fragmented by housing and roads. Trees in this area were coppiced for a regular source of wood, with Hornbeam being used to make gunpowder. Coppicing is still carried out in the area to manage the woodland which helps increase the range of plants and animals. Regeneration of the wood occurs in a few years.

Points of interest

  • tree species present in the wood include sweet chestnut, beech, oak, ash, wild cherry, hawthorn and hazel
  • two public rights of way go through Taddington Valley: MR439 and MR201


Taddington Valley is located immediately east of the A2045 and west of Walderslade.

The nearest postcode is ME5 9LA.

Travelling and parking

  • there is no car park and very little on-street parking available


  • pathways are not surfaced and may be narrow
  • there are natural changes in level and steps

Taddington Valley public open space is owned and managed by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council.

Contact the leisure team

Telephone: 01732 844522